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Mucins: Potential for ovarian cancer biomarkers

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Author(s): Mohammad Sikander | Shabnam Malik | Parul Tyagi | Deepak Yadav | Deepshikha Pande Katare | Swatantar Kumar Jain

Journal: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
ISSN 2229-3809

Volume: 3;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 464;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Mucins | Ovarian cancer | Pathogenesis | Biomarker

ABSTRACT
Mucins comprise a wide range of proteins which generally expresses at the cell surface, heavily glycosylated and functions as providing the protection to the cell membrane. It is now reported that aberrant form of mucins is generally related with the pathogenesis of a number of cancer, including ovarian cancer. This review is focuses on the role of mucin as potential biomarker for the ovarian cancer.
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